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Can't use the "cut and paste" function, only "copy and paste" in Bridge CC 2019

Explorer ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I just installed Bridge CC 2019 yesterday on MacOS Sierra. On local and Network drive files, the option to perform an EDIT -> Cut the file is greyed out. Command + X doesn't work either. I can only Copy and Paste. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, didn't work. I tried running Bridge 2018 separarely on my MacOS system, and the file cut function works as is it's supposed to. It also works on my Bridge CC 2019 on Windows 10 system as it should, so this is really limited to my install of Bridge 2019 on my iMac.

Anyone else having this issue or facing this problem?

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New Here ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I have exactly the same problem.

In the meantime, I have been using copy and paste and then going back and deleting the file I copied. An inferior way of getting the same result.

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Explorer ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Thanks, not happy about it, but happy it's not just me . I am going back to using Bridge 2018, since the cut and paste works fine in that version. I do not normally use macOS Finder for organizing files, I much prefer to use Bridge. I've also documented the "bug" if that's what it trully is here: Can't use the "cut and paste" function, only "copy and paste" in Bridge CC 2019 – Adobe Bridge Feedb... .

I wonder if this is just related to macOS Sierra or does High Sierra or Mojave have the same issues?

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2019 Nov 05, 2019

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And now Bridge 2018 is gone. I just updated to 2020 versions, which removed older versions and it's no longer installable.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Hi bigfish2224 ,

You can simply copy by pressing Command + C or clicking Copy from the context menu and then while pasting, you can press option key. This will enable the "Move" option. If you click on move, it will perform the cut operation. Please refer to How to view & manage files in Adobe Bridge to know about more about the cut, copy and paste functionality. We have enabled the cut/copy and paste between Bridge and Finder/Explorer. So we tried to keep the behavior same as Finder/Explorer.

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Explorer ,
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018

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Hi Ankur, thank you for your response, I have ready the article as well, but that doesn't address to the problem I'm having of working within Bridge to perform Cut and Paste file operations. I understand that in Bridge 2019 you've enabled cut, copy, and paste between Bridge and Finder/Explorer, which is great for those that use it, but I am not trying to go between Finder and Bridge, I use Bridge exclusively for most of my graphic files management. If I select a file or multiple files in Bridge, then press COMMAND+X, and then move to another folder in Bridge, and press COMMAND+V, it should perform a cut and paste function, as expected (and as it always has in Bridge previous versions on Mac and Windows). In fact, in the Windows version of Bridge 2019, it still works this way, as it does in the macOS version of Bridge 2018.

The keyboard shortcut that has always worked for decades of COMMAND+X, and then COMMAND+V shouldn't change or break as a result.

It's clear that in Bridge 2019 you have taken away this behavior and are using the macOS native Finder behavior where you have to copy a file with COMMAND-C, and then use OPTION-COMMAND-V to perform a move or "cut" operations. Upgrading to a new version shouldn't require a user to adapt common, established keyboard shortcuts for BASIC file operations that all applications use. There's even still an EDIT->CUT (COMMAND+X) in the menu bar...what is the purpose of having that if it doesn't perform as designed?

Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can provide more information on my system.

I am downgrading back to Bridge 2018 in the meantime until this issue is resolved.

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018

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Also having this issue of the 'Cut' command being greyed out in Bridge CC 2019. Really annoying to an otherwise great update (FINALLY).

Now downgrading back to Bridge 2018 until this issue is resolved.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 18, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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Dear users,

Steps  mentioned by Ankur in the post above are also applicable when we try to cut\move assets with in Adobe Bridge.

Please let us know if you face any issues .

Regards,

Abhishek.

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Explorer ,
Oct 18, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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Hello, this did not resolve the issue, the Cut function (Command+X) with the Paste Function (Command+V) does not work as it has in previous versions.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 18, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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Hi,

To copy a file in Bridge on mac, Select the target asset, press ( command +C) and then press Command + V on the destination folder.

For cut operation, select the asset, press Command +C , go to destination folder, and press command+option+v key.

Please let me know if you still face any issues.

Copy and move operations in Bridge are now similar to that of finder.

Regards,

Abhishek Seth.

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2018 Oct 19, 2018

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Hi,

Is there a way to enable the traditional Cut functionality in Bridge 2019 as it was in 2018 version? I also have the greyed out on the Menu and does not show as an option when right-click on mouse, just prefer to use it this way

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Explorer ,
Oct 19, 2018 Oct 19, 2018

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You just said that the shortcut for copy is command+C and that the shortcut for cut is command+C.

I don't think you understand the problem. There is no option for "cut" either by shortcut or menu. There was in Bridge 2018 and it's gone now. We want to know if there's a way to re-enable it.

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People's Champ ,
Oct 19, 2018 Oct 19, 2018

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you are right.

There is no cut and paste function in Bridge 2019

It is there in 2018 version.

Its grayed out.

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Explorer ,
Oct 19, 2018 Oct 19, 2018

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It's frustrating since Bridge has always used traditional Linux/Windows style "cut and paste" operations (and the similar keyboard shortcuts) to move a file/folder, but from the answers I've seen and the documentation that was mentioned earlier How to view & manage files in Adobe Bridge​, it's clear to me that the developers on the Bridge for Mac team decided to do away with the standardized, expected behavior of the Command+X, Command+V keyboard shortcuts and went with the native macOS FINDER "method". macOS Finder basically uses the logic that there is no real "cut & paste", only "copy and move", with the shortcut being COMMAND+C (Copy) and then COMMAND+OPTION+V (Move). See: https://appuals.com/cut-paste-mac/https://appuals.com/cut-paste-mac/​. So the only way to have the cut and paste function we're all already used to is to relearn this new keyboard shortcut, or remember to use the option key when right clicking and pasting...'Sigh'

This makes sense if you're familiar and used to managing files in macOS's FINDER, but is totally new to Bridge users on macOS with Bridge 2019. I love using Bridge to organize my files, specifically since it's far superior to FINDER, AND consistent with both mac and windows versions for this reason. But now, such is not the case!

I really hope that this will be reverted back or at least give us users the option to have the keyboard shortcut of COMMAND+X, COMMAND+V restored; this is seriously a pain in the neck to relearn this simple file operation, especially with muscle memory in place for many of the Bridge user base! It's fine to introduce new features that require a new keyboard shortcut, but just bad practice to go back and force users to relearn an established shortcut to do the same thing they are already used to!

NOTE: I have a strong feeling that this issue stems from the 2019 Bridge updated feature​ that enables support for files to be copied, moved and pasted between Bridge and Finder on macOS. It's likely due to to some limitation with the macOS Finder clipboard not being able to track the file between Bridge and Finder.

On the Windows version of Bridge, of course, there is no issue, so at least that's a relief!

Sticking with Bridge 2018 until this issue is resolved...there isn't much more to be won with the update to 2019 in my books!

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2018 Dec 11, 2018

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I am on Windows and I can no longer cut files from one folder and paste them inside the new folder with Ctrl X and Ctrl V. However, if I right click on the folder to get the popup menu, I can choose the Paste option and move the files that way.

This is ridiculous! Bridge should behave like any other application! Between the Shift/Constrain issue and the Copy/Paste issue, I may just revert back to 2018. This is disrupting my workflow too much to have to learn a new behavior and to have to remember when I can use the old way vs the new way. Did Adobe's seasoned UX designers quit and they hired newbies who don't know what they are doing???

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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Hi marlad7100355,

There is no change in Keyboard shortcuts for Bridge on windows.

Request you to reset Bridge preferences and try again.

If the issue persists, please let us know.

Regards,

Abhishek Seth.

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2019 Jul 06, 2019

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How can I downgrade to Bridge 2018 from cc 2019? I soooo hate that you removed the cut/paste function.  No one wants extra keystrokes. 

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People's Champ ,
Jul 07, 2019 Jul 07, 2019

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You don't have to downgrade,

Just go up in ACC and download the 2018 version.

It can co-exist with the latest version.

And I and others agree with you. It needs to be changed back.

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2019 Jul 06, 2019

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And the MOVE tool isn't useful unless you have recently been in that folder.

And my Macbook Air trackpad is not good for moving files.

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2019 Aug 02, 2019

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Please bring back the option to cut. It's totally unintuitive now and not what most people are used to.

Thank you,

Trena

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New Here ,
Nov 12, 2019 Nov 12, 2019

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Hi all,

I have just experienced this problem after updating to Bridge 2020.

Can someone resolve this??

Thank you!

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Explorer ,
Aug 21, 2020 Aug 21, 2020

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For most if not all COMPUTER users (forget Mac vs PC), "Cut" and "Paste" is as intuitive an action as using 'esc' or 'delete'. 

 

To remove/amend this function in an application that's designed to "bridge" the gap between applications and to manage files... is utterly bonkers UX.  

 

What researchers are making the fundamental decisions? Why on earth would you sit around a table and think, "I tell you what peeps... let's scrap the cut and paste .. get rid of it... no one uses it anyway right? If they do they can utilise the 'copy and move ... '" 

 

Bridge - workflow ruined (had to revert to a legacy version)

Illustrator - workflow destroyed on a number of levels (have had to revert to a legacy version) 

Photoshop - crashes more now than ever (have had to revert to a legacy version)

 

What is happening? Why are you making your user's workflow so much more difficult all the time? 

 

Is anyone else dumbfounded by this - "cut and paste" ... I mean ... R E A L L Y

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New Here ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

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I dont get it too! If they somehove decide to change it why is there no option to use it the old way. They do it again and again, changing somethisg without ever caring about people using it. Like they sit in their office and say "now you are going to work this way, you pay us and really dont have any other alternative so keep silent - we decide!" I really miss the box versions...

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 07, 2021 Dec 07, 2021

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Not being able to cut/paste is absolutely rediculous. 

Someone at Adobe, please answer me this: How was this decision made? A board meeting where someone suggested 'Hey, let's just disable a universal shortcut that has been used for decades across operating systems and all kinds of software!' and everyone else in the meeting was like 'Hell yeah, that sounds like a sweet idea!'.

 

I mean, SERIOUSLY guys. Adobe, please do get your affairs in order because you software and consequently your user satisfaction are greatly going downhill at the moment. 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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I recommend not using cut and paste. Bridge has enough reliability issues to make it a bad idea. Just use the shortcuts shown above if you really want to use the Move functionality, which matches the Mac Finder.

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